Stetson Law Wins Third INSIGHT Into Diversity HEED Award in a Row

The 2022 participants of the Youth Civic Engagement Program, which invites local teens to explore their potential as advocates for themselves and their communities. Call it a trifecta. For the third consecutive year, Stetson University College of Law has won INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine’s 2022 Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) award. The award recognizes colleges and universities that demonstrate a sustained, measurable commitment to… » Read more

Student Sea-Level Rise Essay Wins Florida Bar Competition

In her award-winning essay about the potential legal challenges stemming from sea-level rise, law student Brooke Cleary points to the erosion of waterfront land in communities like Vilano Beach, Florida (pictured). Photo credit: Felix Mizioznikov Exploring a critical, ever-evolving aspect of climate change that affects – among many other places – her hometown proved a winning strategy for Stetson Law 2L Brooke Cleary. Earlier this… » Read more

Here are Stetson Law’s 2022 Racial Justice Fellows

Left: Jessica King; Right, Zenea Johnson With a sharp focus on racial justice, two Stetson Law students will spend the next year building a more equitable community through collaboration with fellow students from a range of backgrounds. As part of the St. Petersburg Higher Education Racial Equity Consortium (SPHERE), the two will serve as Racial Justice Fellows alongside students from each of St. Petersburg’s higher-learning… » Read more

Stetson Law Alum Paper Proposes Stronger Hawaiian Lands Protections

For indigenous Hawaiians – or, as they’re known in the Hawaiian language, Kanaka Maoli – the land, or ‘aina, has a sacred place in Hawaiian religion, culture, and identity. Despite recent attempts at stronger protections and restoring lands, much is still lost to development, military exercises, and certain agricultural practices. Recent Stetson Law alumnus Will Davis laments the status quo – but sees a potential… » Read more

Professor Nagle Works to Fight Exploitation of Migrants in Colombia

Law Professor Luz Nagle (second from right) visits with Fundación Dignitas to Barrio Reino de Palambé, Cartagena in August, 2022. As part of a critical project sponsored jointly by the American Bar Association Rule of Law Initiative (ROLI) and USAID, Stetson Law Professor Luz Nagle spent part of her summer sharing her deep expertise about human trafficking and how to stop it in Colombia. The… » Read more

Meet Stetson Law’s 3 Fall Community Foundation Fellows

Left to right: Logan Jackson, Ashley Adams, Selina Nadeau In keeping with Stetson Law’s focus on experiential learning as well as its dedication to community service, the college is yet again taking part in a Community Foundation of Tampa Bay fellowship program that harnesses Stetson Law’s greatest asset, advocacy. Through a partnership called the Alliance for Advocacy and Philanthropy, three Stetson Law students will spend… » Read more

New Award Honors Professor Lake’s Contributions

Left: Stetson Law alumnus Blaze Bowers; Right: Stetson Law Professor Peter Lake A new annual award named for an influential Stetson Law professor will soon reward students who go above and beyond in the field of higher education law and policy. On August 22, the Stetson Law community celebrated the full endowment of the award, the Peter F. Lake “Spirit of the Law” Endowed Annual… » Read more

Enlightening Summer Study Abroad Programs Return to Stetson Law

Between their studies, students taking part in the study abroad program in Oxford, England had plenty of time to explore. After two years of COVID-19-related travel limitations, two popular summer study abroad programs returned to Stetson Law. The courses brought globe-trotting students and faculty to Oxford, England and The Hague, Netherlands for immersive experiences with a sharp focus on key aspects of international law. The… » Read more

Stetson Law Welcomes Over 300 New Students

Darren Kettles, Director of Admissions at Stetson Law, takes a selfie with the fall 2022 incoming class during the new student orientation. In the week ahead of the start of the 2022 fall semester, the Stetson Law community welcomed its newest members, 306 first-year students in all, to campus for a lively orientation. Faculty and staff sought to show the students, who are both part-… » Read more

3 Stetson Law Alums Tapped for Area Judgeships

Three Stetson Law alumni have recently been appointed judges in Tampa Bay area courtrooms. In a single day, three Stetson Law graduates got well-deserved promotions to key judgeships in Tampa Bay area courtrooms. On August 5, the office of Florida Governor Ron DeSantis announced the appointment of the three alums to benches in Hillsborough and Hernando counties, which adds to the ever-growing number of important… » Read more

Stetson Law Welcomes New Faculty for Fall 2022

Clockwise from top left: Assistant Professor of Law William Bunting, Assistant Professor of Law Ashley Krenelka Chase, Visiting Professor of Law William Henning, Assistant Professor of Law Jaclyn Lopez The start of every academic year at Stetson Law represents new beginnings in more ways than one. For new and returning students, it’s a time to set goals and intentions. For returning faculty, it’s a time… » Read more

Professor Lake Highlights Proposed Title IX Changes

Stetson Law Professor Peter Lake To help higher-education officials better understand the U.S. Department of Education’s extensive proposed changes to its Title IX policy, Stetson Law Professor Peter Lake gave an in-depth overview of what may be to come and how the industry may be affected. At the top of his presentation, Lake, the Charles A. Dana Chair and Director of Stetson Law’s Center for… » Read more